National Reading Movement

Category Archive: Backstory

The Origins of the Romance Novel

We know the story: boy meets girl, boy loses girl. And against all odds, the couple overcomes their adversities and lives happily ever after. We have read this narrative countless times, yet our appetite for romance novels remains strong. Have you ever wondered how it all began? Source:   What is a romance novel? […]

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Famous Stories That Almost Never Were

Many famous books are known for their realistic and inspiring plots. But have you ever wondered how they came to be? Are they pure unadulterated fiction or simply a case of art imitates life? We take a peek at three perennial favourites:   Stephen King – Carrie Today we celebrate the brilliant author of classic […]

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